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October 2007



Million Dollar Portfolio

October 31, 2007 – Comments (0)

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Risk; reward; human nature

October 17, 2007 – Comments (2)

Checked in on GBT, formerly ABAT.OB, and Hall9999.  What an interesting game this is and what fun and interesting players!  For me, the best learning has always come through the mistakes of others.  After a while, sharpening up that BS detector, certain themes come into focus.  It is very tempting to invest emotionally of course, which is what most if not all of us do in the beginning.  After a while I start to see things less clearly.  I do however begin to "feel" more acutely.  The feelings can't necessarily help me pick a winner nor avaid a loser, but it certainly helps.  [more]



Why play again?

October 08, 2007 – Comments (3)

I came to CAPS because it's part of Motley Fool,  a serious endeavor if ever there was one.  I look for enlightenment, yet sometimes encounter the most basic foolishness.  This came home again via abat.ob.  I've seen this movie before, and played a part in it too...too many times with my own money.   What I see as truly regrettable is that there is at least one player who has at least one follower who I hope is not playing with real money.  If he is, he's gonna get burned.  It's all fine and in good fun to play with this sort of stock in a game, but if people are looking for guidance through that game, it's a little disappointing.    [more]



What I should have heard when I was new

October 06, 2007 – Comments (1)

As I'm searching for recession information, I came across this new guy looking to get in.  When I was his age, I would not have taken my own advice, possibly because I was not psychologically able.   Like a good psychologist, I write these things as a form of self-therapy; reminding myself of a few of the key things I've learned...mostly in the past couple of years.   Every choice I made up to age 40 was ill-informed at best, bone-headed at worst.  But it was near 40 that I started saving in earnest, buying nothing, to the point that now I can't afford to buy and maintain a car.  If anybody reads this post and would like further explanation, I'd be happy to oblige, but for now I'll leave it at that.   [more]



re: "Natural Foods"

October 01, 2007 – Comments (0)

Posted reply to Jones Soda discussion...applies to many companies, including LWAYand STKL.  "Pure of Heart."  Is that a good investment strategy?   [more]